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by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
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A Modest Proposal is a satirical work meant to call attention to the plight of the Irish people under the oppression of the British government. Swift purposefully takes the argument too far in order to make his point about apathy towards to destitute (he suggests all poor families sell their children to the English).  Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Topics: POL, POL.US, Poverty--Ireland, Ireland--Colonization--Social aspects, Ireland--Commerce--Great...